Jared Theis is an American artist whose practice is a fusion of sculpture, video, animation and performance.
He grew up in Texas and received his masters in studio art through the University of California, Davis.
He builds environments through sculpture and video animation and makes sculptural suits, which become a means of inhabiting these worlds. Through this process he explores issues of human vulnerability and the many ways that humans protect themselves.
He has shown his work in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. In 2012 he received both the prestigious Robert Arneson Award at the University of California, Davis and a Joan Mitchell MFA Grant. He was also nominated for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Art's (NCECA) Newcomer of the Year Award and his work is featured in several collections throughout the United States including the Austin Museum of Art.
He now lives and works near Oslo.